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By Rocky Cannon, Oct 18 2017 03:00PM

Kansas City Wide Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Have you been injured on the job in the Kansas City area? Is so, then you should speak with a workers’ compensation attorney. Do not trust that your employer or their insurer will do the right thing. More than likely they will attempt to get you to settle for far less than a on the job injury of your type is worth.

Under the law, the employer has the right to decide where to send you for treatment. Consequently, the employer will likely send you to a doctor that will recommend the most conservative treatment possible. The most conservative treatment possible usually involves the cheapest and slowest treatment available. This can be a long and drawn out process for the employer.

Eventually, the employer’s doctor will determine that an employee has reached maximum medical improvement and issue a workers’ compensation rating. This rating is more than likely going to be on the low side, which is to the benefit of the employer. This is because compensation under the workers’ compensation law is directly correlated to how high a disability rating is.

Also, some employers use doctors that only give impairment ratings, which is a different type of rating and is always lower than a workers’ compensation rating. That is why it is important to get a lawyer involved in your case to make sure you are getting the right treatment and ratings. Your work comp attorney will order all your medical records and more than likely decide to send you for an independent medical evaluation by a doctor that is connected to your employer. That way you will be sure to have at least two medical opinions concerning your condition.

By Rocky Cannon, Oct 12 2017 02:55PM

Kansas City Highway Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured on a highway in the Kansas City, MO area? If so, then you should consult with a lawyer to determine what rights you may have. If another person or entity caused the accident that led to you or a loved one being injured, then under Missouri law you have a right to hold that person or entity responsible for all your legal damages. A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you decide what damages you or your loved one has a right to ask for under the law. For instance, an injured party may be entitled to compensation in the form of a money payment for medical bills and pain and suffering. Therefore, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

By Rocky Cannon, Jul 20 2017 06:20PM

Kansas City Metro Truck Crashes

There have been, this summer, several fiery truck crashes around the metro area. There can be many causes of truck crashes, but one that is often overlooked is the failure of other drivers to recognize that trucks behave differently, under various driving conditions, then do smaller vehicles.

A truck takes a lot longer to slow down than a small car. Consequently, many accidents could be avoided if this fact was realized and acted upon by all drivers. Pictures and videos of some of the most recent trucking accidents in the Kansas City Metro appear to indicate they occurred in construction zones. Construction zones present a number of problems beyond the danger of injuring or killing a highway worker. For instance, the right away can be hard to determine in a construction zone. Also, there may be no safe area to pull over in a construction zone. Further, an accident that occurs in a construction zone, may create a situation where additional vehicles become involved in the accident, because those vehicles have nowhere to go except forward. That is why it is important to keep a careful look out and to make sure that you leave sufficient distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to allow for emergency stops.

By Rocky Cannon, Jul 14 2017 07:43PM

Kansas City Fender Bender Lawyer

Have you experienced a fender bender that has resulted in injury to you or a loved one? If so, then you should consider calling a Kansas City Fender Bender Lawyer to see what rights you may have. You may have a right to be reimbursed for damages including pain and suffering. Speaking with a lawyer about your fender bender may relieve some of the stress you may be experiencing. Call a Kansas City area Fender Bender Lawyer today.

By Rocky Cannon, Jul 3 2017 02:53PM

Kansas City Metro Burn Injury Attorney

Burn injuries can and do occur on the fourth of July and can be extremely painful. If you or someone you know has been injured at a major fireworks display in the Kansas City area, then you may have a right to hold the responsible party accountable for your burn injuries as well as your pain and suffering which can be extensive in the case of burn injuries. You should speak with an attorney about your burn injury as soon as possible.

By Rocky Cannon, May 8 2017 07:54PM

Kansas City Assisted Living Accident Attorney

Has a loved one been injured in an assisted living facility? If so, then your loved one may have remedies available to him or her for injuries suffered from the negligence of others. Some people fearing for the safety of their loved ones have went so far to install cameras to observe how their loved one is being treated when they are not around. Such cameras have exposed neglect or abuse of loved ones. Even without a camera there are other ways to determine if your loved one has been mistreated. If you suspect mistreatment of your loved one because of unexplained injuries in a Kansas City assisted living facility, then you should contact an accident attorney today.

By Rocky Cannon, May 4 2017 02:10PM

Kansas City Accidents: Weather Conditions

Weather continues to be a factor in local accidents in the Kansas City area. Weather can affect road conditions, but also visibility as well. Extra care should be given to driving in poor road and visibility conditions. Motorists should also be aware of the potential for flooded out streets that can present hazardous conditions to travelers. The news has reported tragic incidences of persons including small children being swept away in floods. Drivers that encounter a flooded street should be very weary of driving through the flooded area due to the potential of being swept away or at a minimum becoming stranded due to a stall out of their vehicle. If you have been involved in an accident caused by another driver not paying attention to weather conditions, then consider calling an accident lawyer about it.

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